Quarterback Joe Flacco has agreed to an contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, his organization reported Tuesday.
“Congratulations to our client @JoeFlacco on signing with the @Eagles #NextChapter,” JL Sports tweeted.
Flacco is getting a one-year deal $3.5 million guaranteed and the chance to acquire $4 million more in incentives, a source revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In Philadelphia, Flacco is in line to back up Jalen Hurts, who is the assumed starter after the Eagles exchanged Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts.
With 175 vocation begins, Flacco can be a veteran asset for Hurts, the Eagles’ second-round pick last April, while likewise pushing him.
“We’ve always tried to value that position and have depth at that position. I don’t see any of that changing here as we go forward,” general manager Howie Roseman said last week. “We want to have a really strong quarterback room. We feel like we have incredible coaches on the offensive side of the ball and the defensive side of the ball who can maximize quarterback play.”
The Eagles are midst of overhauling their quarterback room. They exchanged Wentz following a rough 2020 season, while hold Nate Sudfeld is a free specialist. The Eagles could in any case draft a quarterback this April. They have 11 picks, including No. 6 overall.
The move represents a get back for Flacco, who grew up near Philadelphia and went to secondary school in Audubon, New Jersey.
Flacco showed up in five games for the New York Jets last season and went 0-4 as a starter, supplanting the harmed Sam Darnold (shoulder) in October and November. His numbers were average (a 80.6 passer rating and a 55.2% fruition rate), yet he was liable for the group’s best spending day of the period.
In a Week 9 game against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, Flacco passed for 262 yards and three scores. The Jets blew a late lead and lost 30-27, tumbling to 0-9.
After supplanting Darnold, Flacco conceded his objective was to again turn into a full-time starter, saying, “I think I’d be lying if I were to deny that. I want to play quarterback in this league. … I think I have a lot left.”
Flacco, who turned 36 in January, signed a one-year, $1.5 million arrangement with the Jets with the desire for demonstrating to potential admirers that he was solid after his neck a medical procedure in April 2020. Due to an all-inclusive rehab period, he missed instructional course and was idle for the initial three games, however he endured the season solid.
Flacco arrived at the apex of his career in 2012, when he drove the Baltimore Ravens to a success in Super Bowl XLVII and was named the game’s MVP. He parlayed the unbelievable postseason run into a six-year, $120 million agreement, which made him the class’ most generously compensated quarterback that time.
He endured six additional seasons with the Ravens, turning into the establishment chief in each significant passing class. Late in the 2018 season, he lost his employment to Lamar Jackson, prompting an exchange to the Denver Broncos in 2019.
In 13 seasons, Flacco has passed for 40,931 yards, which positions eighth among dynamic quarterbacks, and he has 224 touchdown passes and 144 block attempts.
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